Concord, NH – This week’s “Fugitive of the Week,” Lynn Taylor was arrested moments ago in Manchester, NH by members of the U.S. Marshals – NH Joint Fugitive Task Force. Taylor was wanted on an outstanding Merrimack County warrant for probation violations. Taylor was on probation as a result of her convictions and sentences for disarming a police officer and reckless conduct with a deadly weapon.
As part of the U.S. Marshals fugitive investigation, Taylor was featured as this week’s “Fugitive of the Week.” The “Fugitive of the Week” is broadcast on WTPL-FM, WMUR-TV, The Union Leader, The Nashua Telegraph, The Patch, Foster’s Daily Democrat and is prominently featured on the internet. The “Fugitive of the Week” continues to be very successful tool that has resulted in the location and arrest of numerous fugitives since its implementation in 2007.
Late this morning an anonymous tipster who had seen Taylor’s photo on WMUR-TV contacted the U.S. Marshals and provided the information that led to Taylor’s quick arrest. Taylor was located in the area of Douglas and West Streets on the west side of Manchester, where she was taken into custody without incident. Taylor was turned over to the Merrimack County Sheriff’s Office for transport to the Merrimack County Jail, where she will be booked and held pending her initial court appearance.
Several member agencies of the NH Joint Fugitive Task Force made this arrest possible, including the Manchester Police Department, the Hillsborough & Merrimack County Sheriff’s Offices along with deputy US Marshals.
U.S. Marshal David Cargill, Jr. said, “Once again, the partnership between the public and law enforcement has proven to be a strong one; the many eyes on the streets are truly an invaluable tool for law enforcement.” Cargill continued, “Thank you very much to everyone who called in and made this quick arrest possible.”
Since the inception of the New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force in 2002, these partnerships have resulted in over 5,869 arrests (Updated as of 12/4/2014). These arrests have ranged in seriousness from murder, assault, unregistered sex offenders, probation and parole violations and numerous other serious offenses. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.